The true purpose of education is to realize the potential of the whole person. At Eureka College the student's potential is realized not only by the accumulation of knowledge but also by challenging experiences, both in the classroom and in co-curricular activities.
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Kelly Harris of Tallahassee, Fla., will become director of career services at Eureka College July 1. Harris' duties will include career advisement, managing the internship program, cultivating relationships with employers, helping students explore options in majors and graduate schools, providing job search strategies and offering career workshops and classroom presentations. The Washington, Ill., native currently is the program director for employer relations and recruitment services at Florida State University, Tallahassee. She previously held roles… Continue Reading »
The Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College will host a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of Reagan's death at 9 a.m. June 5 in the Ronald W. Reagan Peace Garden on campus. It is free and open to the public. Keynote speaker will be Ann Lewis, president of the board of directors at the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home and Visitors Center in Dixon. The ceremony will include special music and a wreath presentation.… Continue Reading »
Jessica Barr of Eureka, a Eureka College associate professor of English since 2007, was named the 2014 recipient of the Helen Cleaver Distinguished Teaching Award at the college's commencement May 10. The award recognizes excellence, creativity and innovation in teaching. It includes a financial stipend, and the award-winner is the speaker at the college’s fall opening convocation. Nominations are made by faculty, staff and students, and the winner is chosen by a selection committee. The… Continue Reading »
The Eureka College Women’s Board will host an herb container gardening workshop at 10 a.m. June 7 at the President’s Alumni and Guest House on campus. Participants will assemble an herb garden, including soil, container and herbs. There will be an informational session about herbs and their uses. Refreshments will be provided. The cost is $20 by May 19 or $25 after that. The project is co-sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension. The Women’s… Continue Reading »
Fourteen students were inducted into the Eureka College chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, an international honor society in social science, at a banquet April 10. They are Thomas Brewer of Tremont, Neal Buck of Riverton, Patrick Chismarick of Streator, Joshua Doerr of Peoria, Timothy Dooley of Ottawa, Nicholas Howell of Crystal Lake, Heather Kentzel of Mackinaw, Audra Martin of Mt. Morris, Jessica Masinelli of Groveland, Ryan Miller of Frankfort, Robert Moland of Aurora, Michael… Continue Reading »